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Affidavit says Vilma offered $10K to hurt Favre

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL presented Jonathan Vilma and his attorney with a sworn statement from former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams saying the linebacker placed a $10,000 bounty on Brett Favre.

September 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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September 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


AHL ready to reap benefits of NHL lockout

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - As the owner of the American Hockey League's Syracuse Crunch, Howard Dolgon isn't enamored with another NHL lockout, even though it's good for business.

September 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Huskies' task now tougher with Stanford

SEATTLE (AP) - Washington's Pac-12 Conference opener against Stanford was already being considered the lynchpin in the Huskies' brutal early season schedule.

September 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Texas within reach of AL West title in tight race

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington held out one hand, then the other.

September 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Stingy 49ers defense denies Detroit in win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers stymied 2011 NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers in Week 1, then record-setting Matthew Stafford in Week 2.

September 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Reggie Bush leads Miami past Raiders with 172 yards, 2 TDs

MIAMI (AP) - Reggie Bush happily hurled the ball into the stands as he skipped across the end zone grass, then matched the crowd's cheers with a scream of his own.

September 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Rookie LHP Corbin has 4 RBIs in Arizona rout of San Francisco

PHOENIX (AP) - In his brief major league career, Arizona's Patrick Corbin never had pitched longer than seven innings, driven in a run or had an extra-base hit.

September 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A’s lose to Orioles, miss series sweep

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics couldn't complete a series sweep of the Baltimore Orioles and lost ground to the Texas Rangers in the AL West, yet manager Bob Melvin wasn't too upset.

September 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


NFL capsules

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Eli Manning came up with a near-record performance in throwing for 510 yards, and Andre Brown scored on a 2-yard run with 31 seconds left to lift the New York Giants to a wild 41-34 victory Sunday over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

September 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Ryan says Manning is master of no-huddle

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons have embraced the no-huddle offense, and Matt Ryan thinks the master of the up-tempo attack will be on the other sideline tonight.

September 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Pro sports more gay-friendly as NFL, other athletes speak out

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - NFL punters are only seen on fourth down and heard from less than that. But with Minnesota voters weighing whether to ban gay marriage this fall, Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has emerged as a high-profile gay rights champion - and a symbol of changing attitudes toward homosexuality in the sports world.

September 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


National League capsules

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jon Jay hit a go-ahead RBI double during a three-run 12th inning and the St. Louis Cardinals split of a four-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, beating them 5-2 on Sunday and regaining undisputed possession of the second NL wild card spot.

September 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


American League capsules

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Matt Wieters hit two solo home runs and Endy Chavez had four hits to help the Baltimore Orioles beat the Oakland Athletics 9-5 on Sunday and remain within a game of the New York Yankees in the AL East.

September 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Reds to host Angels in 1st interleague opener

LOS ANGELES (AP) - One of baseball's traditional home openers will have an innovative twist next season.

September 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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DEA complaint charges alleged MLB drug supplier

MIAMI (AP) - U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents on Tuesday arrested a South Florida man suspected of manufacturing and supplying banned performance-enhancing drugs to clinics that distributed them to Major League Baseball players and other athletes.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants, KC hope rest doesn’t turn to rust

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Four relievers help SF close in on history

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants have their own version of the Core Four that has fueled their recent October dominance.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


San Francisco radio stations ban hit song 'Royals'

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The popular song "Royals" by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Royals, fans bond over improbable postseason run

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The game had been over for hours. Kauffman Stadium had gone dark. The roars of a sold-out crowd, which had rooted the Kansas City Royals to a sweep of the mighty Los Angeles Angels, had drifted away into the cool night air.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kellogg is umpire crew chief for World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jeff Kellogg will be the umpire crew chief for the World Series, and four other umps have been picked to work the event for the first time.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Yearwood, Santana to perform at World Series

NEW YORK (AP) - Trisha Yearwood and Carlos Santana are among the musicians set to perform the national anthem during the World Series.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers lose center Daniel Kilgore, needs surgery

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - San Francisco 49ers center Daniel Kilgore is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery Tuesday on a fractured left ankle sustained in the third quarter of Sunday night's loss at Denver.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US tops Haiti to advance in World Cup qualifying

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S women's soccer team is winning in a no-win situation. Of course, the Americans should beat Haiti by a bunch of goals. And, of course, the Haitians are going to park themselves in front of their own net to keep the score as respectable as possible.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Serena beats Ivanovic in WTA Finals opener

SINGAPORE (AP) - A new venue, an injury-hit preparation and insults from a top sports official - none of it could stop Serena Williams' winning streak at the WTA Finals.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Texans overwhelmed in 30-23 loss to Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Confident and in command, the Houston Texans appeared poised for the biggest win of Bill O'Brien's brief tenure.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spurs rally to beat Kings 106-99

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Jeff Ayres had 15 points and rookie Kyle Anderson added 14 points as the San Antonio Spurs overcame DeMarcus Cousin's 32 points and 11 rebounds to rally for a 106-99 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Monday night.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Keselowski keeps title hopes alive at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - Brad Keselowski refused to be knocked down - not by Matt Kenseth, who jumped him from behind after a disastrous race at Charlotte, and not by garage-wide condemnation over his post-race meltdown.

October 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum waits his turn

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum walked silently through the bustling clubhouse before Saturday's workout and stuck his left arm straight out as he passed Jean Machi's locker, offering a friendly fist bump to the reliever.

October 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Manning breaks Favre’s TD mark at SF’s expense

DENVER (AP) - Peyton Manning's receivers played keep-away with his milestone memento and the NFL's new leader in career touchdown passes toyed with the San Francisco 49ers in the Denver Broncos' emphatic 42-17 victory Sunday night.

October 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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